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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Child and Youth Care

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

For the Fall 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View details on delivery modes for all programs.

Help young people overcome life's toughest challenges.

Program Overview

Exceptional educators, innovative learning

All of our professors have been active in the field within the past five years. Their curriculum is cutting edge and provides a strong theoretical and practical foundation for your future career. You'll learn to develop and implement a range of prevention, intervention and treatment strategies based on a foundational understanding of human development, family systems and cultural diversity.

Things you'll learn to do

  • Develop and implement prevention, intervention and treatment strategies based on an understanding of human development, family systems and cultural diversity.
  • Guide at-risk youth through their daily challenges.
  • Teach social and life skills and support efforts to manage behaviour.
  • Facilitate personal growth and positive change in young people.

Hands-on experience

You'll complete four semesters of field practicum in two locations that may include youth justice, foster homes, shelters, residential treatment facilities and community outreach programs. Three days each week will be spent in the field, and the other two days will include a unique lab class and complementary course work, lending support to your field experience.

Additional information

The Child and Youth Care program promotes a strength-based approach to practice that focuses on encouraging a child’s strengths in overcoming their struggles. The curriculum is cutting edge and focused on the current resources and situations faced by youth and child care workers in Canada.

You'll learn through:

  • Hands-on experiential activities.
  • Collaborative group assignments that develop problem-solving skills.
  • Presentations by guest speakers and agencies.
  • Role-playing activities.
  • Class discussions and case studies.

PCYCD

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    CSRV 10025 Introduction to Practice and Communication 3
    CSRV 13431 Fundamentals of Teams and Small Groups 3
    CSRV 17900 Child and Youth Care Foundations 3
    CSRV 10004 Child and Youth Development 3
    PSYC 15065G Psychology Core Concepts 3
    COMM 19999 Essential Communication Skills 3
    Total: 18
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    CSRV 29798 Child and Youth Care Practice and Evaluation 3
    CSRV 20229 Groups Facilitation in Child and Youth Care 3
    CSRV 17721 Child and Youth Mental Health Issues 3
    FLPL 17198 CYC Field Placement Preparation Lab and Seminar 3
    CSRV15892 CSRV15892 Anti-Oppression and Equity in Child and Youth Care Relational Practice 3
      General Education Elective 3
    Total: 18
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    FLPL 17721 Field Practicum 1 (273 hours) 9
    FLPL 13796 Professional Practice Issues 1 3
    CSRV 24998 Child and Youth Care Interventions 3
    CSRV 20123 Creative Therapeutic Programming 3
    Total: 18
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    FLPL 26206 Field Practicum 2 (294 hours) 9
    FLPL 29402 Professional Practice Issues 2 3
    CSRV23921 Working With Families 3
    General Education Elective 3
    Total: 18
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    FLPL 39599 Field Practicum 3 (294 hours) 9
    FLPL 30065 Professional Practice Issues 3 3
    CSRV 30146 Working with Trauma and Abuse 3
      General Education Elective 3
    Total: 18
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    FLPL 48634 Field Practicum 4 (294 hours) 9
    FLPL 40049 Professional Practice Issues 4 3
    CSRV 44444 Advanced Issues in Child and Youth Care 3
    CSRV47370 Advanced CYC Counselling & Relational Practice Skills 3
    Total: 18

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)
or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Preparation for Application

Prospective students are advised to speak to employers in group homes, mental health settings, and the education system. Volunteer and/or part-time employment with children and youth is highly encouraged.

Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements

Sheridan field practicum agencies may require a police record check for criminal offences, a vulnerable sector check and/or a current acceptable record of immunization. Students will be required to provide this documentation directly to their field practicum prior to the start of the practicum and at their own expense. Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited field practicum opportunities.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

When you graduate from Sheridan’s Child and Youth Care program, you’ll be ready to begin a rewarding career in this field.

Here are some places you might work:

  • Community agencies
  • Facilities for young offenders
  • Group homes and foster homes
  • Homeless shelters
  • Schools
  • Social services

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Co-op

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Degree Completion

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with children, youth and their families applying principles of relational practice and respecting their unique life space, cultural and human diversity.
  • Assess and respond to the strengths and needs of children and youth, including complex responses impacted by developmental, environmental, physical, emotional, social and mental health challenges in order to promote positive change.
  • Analyze and evaluate the impact of the inter-relationship among family, social service, justice and community systems on children, youth and their families and use this information in the planning of holistic care and in the reduction of systemic barriers.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate interventions using evidence-informed practices in the areas of therapeutic milieu and programming, and group work to promote resiliency and to enhance development in children, youth and their families.
  • Advocate for the rights of children, youth and their families and maintain an anti-oppression perspective and cultural competence in diverse cultural contexts.
  • Apply communication, teamwork and organizational skills within the interprofessional team and with community partners to enhance the quality of service in child and youth care practice.
  • Develop and implement self-care strategies using self-inquiry and reflection processes to promote self-awareness and to enhance practice as a child and youth care practitioner.
  • Use evidence-based research, professional development resources and supervision models to support professional growth and lifelong learning.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Internship

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

For Canadian Students

The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

For International Students

The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,106.16
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$17,897.16

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program availability

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Full-time 3 years Program code: PCYCD

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Start date Campus Status
Sep 2021 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Sep 2021 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Jan 2022 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Jan 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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